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- The classes are organized into several areas of curricula. A Montessori education has always emphasized a total language approach to teaching language arts, where aspects of this important subject touch all other subject areas.
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Elementary Discipline Policy
Working together to maintain a safe learning environment is the responsibility of all segments of the school and society, especially the students, parents, and staff. Weapons and other dangerous objects clearly are a hazard to the welfare of everyone and will not be tolerated on the school grounds. Harassment/ Bullying of any kind will not be tolerated.
Harassment/ Bullying Policy
Village Gate's Vision Statement is: Village Gate Children's Academy is a community of compassionate, curious learners; where every person lives confidently, joyfully and passionately, with respect for one another, leading the way to peace and harmony in the greater global society.
Village Gate Children's Academy is committed to providing a learning environment that is safe, nurturing and free from harassment in any form. The school will treat allegations of harassment and bullying seriously and will review and investigate such allegations in a prompt, confidential, and thorough manner.
A charge of harassment or bullying shall not, in and of itself, create the presumption of wrongdoing. However, substantiated acts of harassment or bullying will result in disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal. Students found to have filed false or frivolous charges will also be subject to disciplinary action.
Harassment/ Bullying occurs when an individual is subjected to treatment or a school environment, which is hostile or intimidating. Harassment/ Bullying can occur any time during school or during school-related activities. It is the student's responsibility to:
Harassment/ Bullying includes, but is not limited to:
Verbal Harassment/ Bullying
Derogatory comments and jokes; threatening words spoken to another person.
Physical Harassment/ Bullying
Unwanted physical touching, contact, assault, deliberate impeding or blocking movements, or any intimidating interference with normal work or movement. There is ZERO TOLERANCE for physically harassing or bullying any person. Such behavior will result in automatically being sent home as an initial consequence. Follow-up consequences will be taken in conjunction with the parents and student.
The registration of a student at Village Gate Children's Academy is an expressed agreement on the part of the student and the part of that student's parents or guardians to observe these behavioral standards. The school reserves the right to review unsatisfactory conduct and impose disciplinary probation, suspension, or dismissal should this be justified.
All members of the school community should contribute to a positive, caring environment. This is a general expectation of all students. The following specific codes of behavior reflect this general concern for the school community.
The classroom teacher will address minor offenses using such strategies as individual conferences, peace tables, consequences, and parent notification.
A student may be sent immediately to the Administration Office for the following reasons: Disrespect or Harassment to teachers, staff, or students; Fighting; Stealing; Cheating; Destruction or Theft of school or student property; Possession of potentially dangerous objects. Appropriate disciplinary action will be taken which could include: Parent conference, restriction, suspension, or expulsion.
Repeated offenses may require the following consequences:
Grounds for Restriction:
Grounds for restriction may include, but are not limited to the following:
Grounds for Suspension
Students who are suspended may not come to school, may not attend classes, may not attend practices or rehearsals and may not attend or participate in any school-sponsored activities. They will, for the time they are suspended, be the direct responsibility of their parents. Suspended students will be responsible for all homework assigned in their absence and for all notes and other subject matter given out in class. Grounds for suspension may include, but are not limited to the following:
Grounds for Dismissal
It is not possible to describe all conduct that might mandate a dismissal; grounds for dismissal include, but are not limited to the following:
Any excessive behavior the has not been remedied by the aforementioned disciplinary actions, Any willful and intentional destruction of school property, Any physical act that intentionally causes harm to another.
There will be written and verbal notification when necessary. At times, the parent/ teacher notification is simply meant to keep the parents communicated to but does not necessarily require any parent action. However, there will also be times when parental response is required and reinforcements at home are necessary. You will be notified as to when what the school's expectation is regarding each incident. Please note, however, that it is always our belief and commitment to work in partnership with the parents and as such we expect that the values and commitments of the school are upheld and reinforced at home. Conversely, we welcome and invite your input with the school directly on any matters concerning your child's safety and well-being.